New York Giants signed former Packers and Eagles DT Cullen Jenkins to a three year-$8 Million deal. Photo courtesy of AP
Late last night the New York Giants came to terms with veteran Cullen Jenkins, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles. This was an extremely important move for three reasons.
First, the team needed to bulk up in their interior defense in order to help their run defense. They did so. Jenkins is a 300 lbs run-stopping beast. Secondly, the Giants needed to replace veteran Chris Canty with another veteran.
The Defensive Tackle position is one that comes with a lot of pressure. They only really get noticed when they don't play well. This is not a position the Giants needed to hand over to a recent draft choice but rather an established veteran that understands the schemes that the team is running.
Finally, they needed to replace Canty and bulk up their run defense with a cheaper option. Canty was owed another $6.25 Million this se...